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TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 26 November – 2 December 2016

turckeeThis recent photo, Tweeted by the Truckee Tavern,  brings back fond memories of Truckee, California, a former Sierra Nevada logging town on Interstate 80 about 30 miles (50 km) southwest of Reno and 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Sacramento.

I lived there throughout most of the 1980s when I worked at the Desert Research Institute in Reno. We’d get about 200 inches (~500 cm) in an average year. There were many days when Truckee had the lowest temperatures in the Lower 48. I recall one overnight low of -29 F (-34 C).

Speaking of snow and cold weather I head to Stockholm in a few Gwp_logo_anniversarydays for the semi-annual meeting of the Global Water Partnership’sSteering Committee, on which I serve. We have been warned to bundle up. And bring a flashlight or headlamp.

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